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When Can I File a Defective Product Claim After a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in an accident and believe a defective part of your vehicle (or another vehicle) was to blame, you can file a product liability lawsuit against the responsible party. That party could be a vehicle manufacturer, or a manufacturer, distributor or seller of the part in question. There are a couple… Read More »

Drunk Driver Hits Child, 2 Adults in Freeport

One child and two adults were injured in an accident in Freeport the afternoon of Monday, May 27. The child had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault. According to witnesses at the… Read More »

Passenger Critically Injured in Long Island Wrong-Way Accident

Local police have charged a man from Wyandanch with driving while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way on the road after he allegedly crashed his vehicle and critically injured his passenger. The man was reportedly driving without a license at the time of the crash. According to law enforcement officials, the 26-year-old man was heading… Read More »

Four-Vehicle Crash on Long Island Injures 4 Students

On October 31, a four-vehicle accident on Long Island resulted in serious injuries to four students. The crash occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at Dutch Broadway and Elmont Road in Elmont. One of the vehicles involved in the accident left the road, hit a tree and a pole then struck the four children before flipping… Read More »

Pedestrian Injured in Shirley Hit-and-Run Collision

Suffolk County police are investigating a recent hit-and-run accident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian. According to police, the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, on the William Floyd Parkway near its intersection with Flintlock Drive in Shirley. A man was reportedly walking across the parkway heading east when he… Read More »

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a recent hit-and-run accident in Garden City Park. According to Nassau County Police, the woman suffered several traumatic injuries she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Nassau Boulevard, just south of Seventh Street at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. She… Read More »

How to Take Good Photos at a Car Accident Scene

After you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to take several steps to collect and preserve as much information as possible in case you need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. One of those steps is taking photos of the accident site. This can help you preserve evidence even… Read More »

Red Light Camera Program Criticized After Recent Deaths in Suffolk County

Elected officials in the Suffolk County Legislature recently moved to suspend the county’s red light camera program, arguing that safety data is inaccurate because it does not include bicycle and pedestrian accidents at intersections. Two county legislators and four Republican candidates recently held a joint news conference at the intersection of Miller Place Road and… Read More »

Drunk Driver Arrested After Fatal Long Island Accident

A woman in Long Island was arrested for driving under the influence in the early hours of March 13 after she allegedly caused a car accident that killed another driver. Suffolk County police say that the suspect, 36-year-old Natalia Simmons, was driving north on Route 25A in her 2013 Nissan Rogue when she steered her… Read More »

Report: Long Island Man was Texting Before Fatal Car Accident

An employee of PSEG Long Island was recently involved in an accident when his utility truck crossed into oncoming traffic, striking and killing a woman who was driving his way. It was later found that he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The driver is 54-year-old Bayport resident Michael Pepe, who… Read More »